Obstetrics

Dr. Morice delivers High Risk and normal pregnancies at both Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux, and Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. Both hospitals have great employees and have their benefits, but there are some differences to consider when choosing a hospital for your delivery.

Thibodaux Regional has more nurses per patient in the labor and delivery unit as well as a higher designated level of care for their nursery. Thibodaux Regional can therefore manage a wider range of newborn baby problems. Thibodaux Regional also has 5 faculty on staff who specialize in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM physicians),  along with several other types of physician specialists not available at Teche. Thibodaux Regional Medical Center follows the guidelines set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology such that patients who have had one or two previous C-sections are allowed to try to have a vaginal birth after appropriate counseling. Thibodaux Regional also maintains anesthesia services and staff in the hospital while pregnant patients labor with epidural anesthesia. Thibodaux employees full-time anesthesia physicians to provide continuous coverage at all times.

Teche Regional Medical Center has a lower level nursery to care for newborns, fewer nursing staff per patient, does not have any Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians on staff, and has no continuous coverage by any physician anesthesiologist. Neither does Teche Regional allow patients to follow the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommendation to be offered a vaginal delivery if she has had a C- Section in the past. Additionally, anesthesia services do not remain at the hospital while patients undergo labor with epidural anesthesia, and there are no full-time anesthesia physicians to provide continuous coverage for patients at Teche Regional.

We know that your developing baby is the center of your life, and one of the most important reasons why Dr. Morice became a doctor. We realize the importance and the joy of having a healthy pregnancy, and we strive to keep our patients and their developing babies healthy. Maintaining pregnancy health is very simple for some moms, and very difficult for other moms. Our goal is to have both healthy moms and healthy babies. In caring for our pregnant patients, we are both very supporting and very thorough. Before you have your baby, you will make many trips to our office so that we can evaluate both your health and your baby’s health. When you are in labor, both you and your baby will be continuously monitored for any health concerns. After your delivery, we will continue to see you and ensure that you are doing well. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and to be there for you.

Obstetrical Procedures:

  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • External Cephalic Version (rotating a Breech fetus to avoid a Cesarean Section)
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC)
  • Evaluation of Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Cesarean Sections with and without Tubal Ligation
  • Counseling for pregnancy planning
  • Cerclage placement
  • Amniocentesis and Genetic Counseling